Polaris Slingshot Drift Demo Breaks Up Blasé Monotony of SEMA

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Polaris Slingshot drift experience answers the age old question: Is it possible to flip a three-wheeler over?

Well, no, of course not, don’t be silly. When it comes to three-wheelers, as long as two wheels are in front, and one is out back, they are perfectly stable, and, in some cases, actually a lot of fun to whip around in the corners.

That brings us handily to the 2018 SEMA show, where even the craziest of automobiles, at least when parked, can seem tame. After all, you have to have something wacky, like a turbocharged Honda K20-powered Porsche 964, or a burned to the ground Maybach on $20,000 wheels to even be let in. So what does Polaris, maker of motorcycles, off-road vehicles and the Slingshot, do to stand out? Well, bring half a dozen Slingshots, 100 spare tires and some traffic cones for their display, of course.

Unsurprisingly, this combination of things isn’t used for a static display, but, instead, used to decimate said tires and prove…many things. Is this the prime use of a Slingshot? Probably not, these things tend be more of a Miami boulevardier special, used to move club-goers around from venue to venue in a showy fashion. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can’t whip a Slingshot and put on a drift demo. After all, it’s rear-wheel drive (emphasis on wheel, single), has a manual transmission, and weighs just 1,700 pounds. Actually, wait, why aren’t more people doing Slingshot drift builds?

Well, while we mull over the possibility of buying a beat up, used Slingshot and going drifting, watch this video and look at these fun pictures. It’s as simple and delightful as it seems.

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Jake Stumph is the Content Editor who runs 6SpeedOnline, and several other Internet Brands Automotive websites. He enjoys track days, drifting, and autocross, at least, when his cars are running right.

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